Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ annual pantomime is always a firm family favourite and the full cast for the upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty has been revealed, which opens on Friday, November 30, and runs until Saturday, January 13.
This year’s dame Nanny Fanny will be played by returning audience-favourite, Chris Clarkson.
Also returning this year playing the evil fairy Carabosse, is Britt Lenting, who audiences will remember from her devastatingly powerful turn as Elvira in 2016’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast.
Last but not least the role of Grub the kitchen boy is Oliver Mawdsley who was last seen at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds playing Jack in 2015’s Jack & the Beanstalk.
There are some new faces joining too. Playing the dashing Prince Florin, Joseph Connor(who has played the Prince in Snow White at Cork Opera House and Prince Freddie in Rapunzel at the Gordon Craig Theatre); starring as the sleeping beauty Princess Aurora, Jasmine Hackett (in the ensemble of Abbaphonic with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and playing Alice Nutting in The Mystery of Edwin Drood for Arts Educational Schools London); in the role of the good Fairy Fortune, Elin Llwyd (Hannah in Estron forWelsh National Theatre and the title role in Cinderella at The Production Exchange) and finally playing regal King Edmund will be Neil Stewart (The Man in Spring Awakening at Hope Mill Theatre and Monsieur Marzipan in Beauty and the Beast at Watford Palace).
Sleeping Beauty is directed by Karen Simpson, written by Chris Hannonand and produced by Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/shows/sleeping-beauty/ or visit the theatre in person.